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Living In A Faster America

I’m well into my sixth decade of life in America. Unlike some of my contemporaries I don’t long for the good old days because I realize they weren’t really all that good. I like things like better air to breath, better water to drink, the ability to live life free from the fear of many diseases and a plethora of modern conveniences (like the device you are reading this article on). Simply put America is a great country! In the old days when we saw something that surprised us we would usually sum up the experience with words along the lines of: If you live long enough you will see everything. I remember Nixon resigning from the presidency under impending House impeachment and Senate conviction and thought it was a once in a lifetime experience. Today things seem to be moving faster and perhaps the new “axiom” is: If you live long enough you will see everything twice. Let’s explore.       Continue reading Living In A Faster America

Insufficient Material

The other day I had another youthful flashback caused by American politics. Since 9/11 we talk about connecting the dots to find the answers we seek. Every day we are presented with multiple dots that don’t bode well for the Trump administration. With a little poetic license I will call them polka dots. That brought to mind Brian Hyland’s 1960 song, Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Polkadot Bikini. Let’s explore. Continue reading Insufficient Material

In The Bullpen

Last week’s news was dominated by the firing of FBI Director James Comey and its repercussions. It looks like the demise of the Trump presidency was further accelerated. I’m not willing to bet on how it will happen (even though I have a favorite theory) but I feel the chances of Trump serving his full term are less than 50-50 at this point. Trump’s impeachment (and that is not my favorite theory) seems to be almost every liberal’s dream. Be careful what you wish for. Let’s explore. Continue reading In The Bullpen

A Plea To Trump

It is early Wednesday morning as I commence writing this article intended for Thursday morning’s publishing. Early Tuesday evening my wife and I walked into a restaurant for dinner and the first thing I spotted was one of their televisions on CNN who was running a red banner with white writing that announced Trump’s firing of James Comey. Hours later I discovered I became aware of the firing the basically the same way Comey did. My dilemma was: How the hell am I supposed to cover this one? Let’s explore my attempt together. Continue reading A Plea To Trump

In One Lifetime

There is an old saw (with several variations) along the lines of “If you live long enough you will see everything.” I guess since I’m probably in my last twenty earth laps around the sun and I almost qualify when it comes to American Presidents. After Monday’s events in the House I’m really thinking I might see one more before my personal journey is over. Let’s explore. Continue reading In One Lifetime